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Occupational Therapist - Port Macquarie

Mission Australia
  • $97,607+ super + not for profit salary packaging benefits
  • Permanent Full Time Contract
  • Location: Port Macquarie NSW 2444
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need

Life at Mission Australia

When you join the team at Mission Australia, you become part of a community who are determined to end homelessness and ensure people in need can thrive. United by our Christian purpose and values, we stand together with anyone who needs us, for as long as they need us. Find out more about us and our purpose.

Your Opportunity

The Psychosocial Support Program (PSP) is a vital program in the community in partnership with the Healthy North Coast PHN supporting people living with severe and persistent mental health illness.

As a member of a multi-disciplinary team as an Occupational Therapist based at Port Macquarie, you will work alongside our Clinical Coordinators, Recovery Coordinators and Peer Advocates tasked with ensuring that our service not only meet but exceed expectations by providing evidence based, specialised supports. These supports may include conducting assessments, consulting with staff, clients, and other stakeholders, implementing support plans in group or individual settings. Building and maintaining strong effective relationships with key stakeholders in the local community will also be a crucial aspect of your role.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement client-centred recovery goal plans which drive positive outcomes for our clients
  • Gathering supporting evidence for NDIS plans
  • Provide client centred assessment, diagnosis, and assist in the implementation of strategies and service delivery models which target current waiting lists
  • Implementing Support plans in either group or individual basis
  • Build capacity of our clients to identify their goals, strengths and needs, and plan for their future
  • Engaging and upskilling staff as well as the broader community on your specialised expertise in Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
  • Refer clients out to other community and mainstream services as required

Requirements for Success

With a significant background in Mental Health and/or Community Services and with the child, youth & family sectors, you will be confident in your case management and assessment processes.  Other requirements include:

  • Must have qualifications in Allied Health - Occupational Therapist required with at least 2+ year experience required.
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience in the mental health and wellbeing sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain sustainable internal and external relationships.
  • A positive and person-centred and recovery orientated approach.
  • Personal development and self-awareness including mastery with own wellness and confidence in own resilience.
  • Exceptional time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Full driver licence with no restrictions.

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications, and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people.

Our Culture

Our innovative and inclusive culture will ensure you feel valued at Mission Australia as you help Australians in need and develop in your career.

We prioritise the safety and wellbeing of everyone, both within our team and the individuals we serve.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment. We actively support and encourage people of all backgrounds; gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion, and sexual orientation to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. So, whoever you are, if you're skilled and actively support our purpose and values, you would be welcome at Mission Australia.

If you live with disability and require support to submit your application, please email [email protected] using the subject line: Occupational Therapist - Port Macquarie enquiry via EthicalJobs or visit our Careers page for additional contact details.

Find out more about a career with Mission Australia.

Your Benefits

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered, and celebrated, we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Rewarding work - every day you know you're making a real difference
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging, reducing your tax (details via AccessPay)
  • Free external, confidential counselling and access to chaplaincy support.
  • Volunteering opportunities.
  • Extra leave available including an additional public holiday, additional annual leave day. on your work anniversary and the opportunity to purchase further annual leave.

How to Apply

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Applications for this role are shortlisted as received and we are interviewing through the advertising period.

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